“But surely for everything you have to love you have to pay some price.” — Agatha Christie, Writer of “The Mousetrap” and “Murder on the Orient Express” —
English writer Agatha Christie’s murder-mystery play "The Mousetrap”, the longest continuously-running play in history, opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London 67 years ago today. “The Mousetrap” is a classic whodunnit famous for its shocking twist ending and the level of secrecy surrounding it, with playgoers often being encouraged not to divulge any information that would spoil the mystery at the heart of the play for future audiences. A prolific author known for intricately plotted detective stories, Christie’s works have sold more than two billion copies and have been translated into more than 100 languages, making her the most widely published author after William Shakespeare. Nearing its seventh decade on stage and passing 28,000 total performances, “The Mousetrap” is now performed at the St. Martin’s Theatre in London’s West End, where it has been running since 1974.